Thai Massage is based in Ayurvedic Medicine, Buddhist spiritual practice, and Yoga. Dating back over 2500 years, this extraordinary healing system is more than just massage, it blends gentle rocking, rhythmic acupressure and uses stretches to open, exercise and tone the entire body. Unlike Western massage, in Thai massage there is no requirement for the receiver to remove clothing, with the work being done on a futon at floor level. Thai Massage is deeply therapeutic, fluid and meditative, feeling as wonderful as it looks.
This truly holistic massage system relaxes and energises both giver and receiver. Its origins include influences from Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine, and Yoga, as well as the local indigenous healing practices Thailand (formerly Siam). Its effectiveness as a healing art is reflected in the fact that over two millennia later, it is still used in Thailand today for many different ailments of the body.
Thai Massage is a subtle combination of gentle rocking, stretching, manipulation, acupressure, energy work (qi, ki, prana) and a form of passive yoga. Joints are loosened and opened through manipulation, muscles are stretched, internal organs are toned, a deep state of relaxation may be achieved while vitality and vibrancy is increased.